Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

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Licensed vocational nurse provides education about preventing exposure to communicable diseases as well as post-exposure evaluation and surveillance for employees exposed to potentially infectious diseases.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective licensed vocational nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included licensed vocational nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitor and provide total patient/resident care within an assigned nursing unit
Maintain an environment of safety for patients, self and others
Participate in the development of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care
Implement the individualized interdisciplinary plan of care according to biophysical, psycho-social and age specific needs
Monitor resident outcomes and reports abnormal findings to Nurse Management
Administer specified medications according to established standards and policies
Document patient's status, according to unit specific procedure
Provides effective communication to patient/family, team members, physicians, and other health care professionals to ensure coordination of services
Participates in planning and implementing specialized procedures and duties assisting the RN
The Licensed Vocational Nurse provides direct nursing care to a group of assigned patients

Licensed Vocational Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Licensed Vocational Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, LVN/LPN, CHT, BONENT, IV, NCT, EKG, LVN

Education for Licensed Vocational Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the licensed vocational nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and High School Degree in Education, Nursing, Health Care, Department of Education, Oncology, General Education, Patient Care, College of Nursing, Vocational Nursing, Medical

Skills for Licensed Vocational Nurse

Desired skills for licensed vocational nurse include:

Nursing practices
Federal
State and local long term care regulations
Techniques and methods as applied to skilled nursing and resident care
Individual service plans
Aseptic techniques in performance of treatments
Cauterizations
Irrigation
Proper procedures for handling exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens
Proper technique to handle exposure to hazardous material

Desired experience for licensed vocational nurse includes:

Must be able to relate positively and favorably to individual/consumer and families and work cooperatively with other associates
Must be able to bend, stoop, push, pull, sit and walk for periods of time
Must be able to utilize proper body mechanics while lifting up to 75 pounds
Current,State of Texas license/permit to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Ability to communicate effectively with the individuals we serve, their families, the healthcare team and your co-workers
Must pass background investigation that includes FBI/DOJ fingerprint checks

Licensed Vocational Nurse Examples

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Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a licensed vocational nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for licensed vocational nurse
  • Performs wide variety of patient care activities and accommodative services for medical staff following established policies and procedures
  • Triage adult and pediatric patients, obtain vital signs, record medical history, and confirm purpose of visit
  • Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, and sterilization of tools and equipment as required
  • Spirometry and PFT’s
  • Screen telephone calls for referral to physician
  • Participating in the identification of patient needs for referrals implementing teaching plans for patients and their families in accordance with individual care plans
  • Under an RN’s direction, develops nursing care plans on detainees/inmates
  • Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions
  • Performance of complex therapeutic procedures in the Primary Care Clinics requires regular observation and guidance from the RN Care Coordinator or charge nurse
Qualifications for licensed vocational nurse
  • Current CA LVN license
  • Current CPR/AED Certification or completed within 90 days of hire
  • Graduate of accredited school for psychiatric technicians
  • Minimum of two years strong clinical experience as an LPN in a hospital or clinic setting is required
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of appropriate nursing skills
  • MA Certification received from a nationally recognized and accredited certifying body, upon hire
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Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of licensed vocational nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for licensed vocational nurse
  • Prepare and maintain narrative, statistical, summary, operational records, reports, and logs
  • Conduct chart review
  • Facilitate, where applicable, NCCHC/ACA/JCAHO accreditation of the medical program by providing the required level of efficiency and approved, appropriate medical services
  • Prepare and disseminate safety and accident reports as required by policies and procedures
  • Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters in include administering basic emergency medical aid, physically removing people away from dangerous situation, and securing and evacuating people from confined areas
  • Properly chart medical care
  • Assist corporate counsel with responses to inmate lawsuits
  • Promote the development of positive social skills and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed
  • Provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques
  • Maintain accountability of staff, inmates and property
Qualifications for licensed vocational nurse
  • Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing
  • Current and unrestricted license to practice as a vocational nurse in the state of Texas
  • NCT certification highly preferred
  • Phlebotomy certification highly preferred
  • Previous urgent care, emergency room, or medical office experience preferred
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with dedication to excellent patient care and customer service
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Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of licensed vocational nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for licensed vocational nurse
  • Insure infection control policies are maintained at all times, report possible communicable diseases or infections and insure the overall implementation and practice of infection control procedures are implemented
  • Accurately document nursing actions of all care given and communication with family, case manager, and physicians documenting the progress and outcomes for established goals and informing physician, case manager, and families about changes in client's medical condition and needs
  • Order supplies, medications, and feedings as needed to insure adequate amounts are on hand at all times
  • Ensure all patient needs are being met in accordance with the instructions of the physician
  • Monitor incidents involving individuals
  • Ensure all medical equipment is maintained and report faulty equipment to DME for repair
  • Urgent Care experience highly preferred
  • Managing patient charts including collecting patient history, documenting EHR appropriately, and conducting regular chart audits
  • Document outcome, Educate patient regarding basic health promotion, health prevention and maintenance principles
  • Performs patient assessment of vital signs and all other parameters of ESRD patients, reviews dialysis orders, notes general physical and mental condition of patients through observations and interview, provides data to determine observations and interview, provides data to determine compliance to dietary or medication regimen
Qualifications for licensed vocational nurse
  • Ability to assist in restraining patients
  • Lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Vision and hearing must be correctable to normal range
  • Requires fine manipulation with both hands
  • Must have good physical condition and mobility
  • Emotional stability necessary to perform essential functions
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Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of licensed vocational nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for licensed vocational nurse
  • Assists in medical services, office procedures, and a variety of hands-on patient care tasks and relays all appropriate health information to necessary personnel
  • Ability to schedule patient appointments and encounter patients using the EMR Appointment Scheduling/Encounter Registration Programs
  • Must know normal and abnormal symptomology and life-threatening medical problems, skills to perform venipuncture and specimen collection, medication administration (Oral, IM, topical), immunization administration, perform physical examinations and TB screenings all based on established policies and protocols
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Provides duties as a Direct Support Professional as needed
  • Ability to communicate to others clearly, concisely and promote efficiency
  • Conduct assessments, implement health care plans and respond to changes of condition
  • Communicate with the Physician and external medical centers to ensure consistency of essential medical information
  • Monitors and ensures physicians orders are documented and carried out as prescribed
Qualifications for licensed vocational nurse
  • Assists in dispensing of in-house pharmacy medications and managing medication and drug sample inventory
  • Monitors medical supply inventory and assists with restocking and ordering on weekly basis
  • Travel may be required to both Lost Hills and Delano clinic
  • 2 years LVN Experience within the last 5 years
  • Recent experience as a LVN in a Home Health or Hospice Agency is preferred
  • Currently licensed as a LVN in California
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Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a licensed vocational nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for licensed vocational nurse
  • Prepare and administer medications and immunizations as directed by physician order following established protocols and document in the electronic health record and online databases
  • Provides backup for the Medical Assistants and Medical Assistant Leads as deemed necessary by the Supervising Nurse or Medical Director
  • Focus on the medical needs and treatment of infants and children
  • Follow the plan of care giving by the physician and other appropriate personnel
  • Administering prescription medication
  • Other Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN) duties as assigned
  • Provides professional nursing care in accordance with the nursing process and BLVN scope of practice
  • Administers patient care to designated patients under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse
  • Assists the RN and physician in providing pre-operative care to the patient
  • Confirms preoperative testing/medical clearance is in patient’s medical chart prior to procedure
Qualifications for licensed vocational nurse
  • Experience working with incarcerated persons or other vulnerable populations preferred
  • Experience With electronic medical records and the ability to learn and utilize the jail Electronic Medical Records
  • Valid California Licensed Vocational Nursing License
  • A current California lincense, to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Work flexable schedule and be willing to work additional hours if needed for the provision of qualit patient care
  • Completion of a nationally accredited school of Licensed Vocational Nursing

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